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Being a black man, I have a perspective that I am sure will match the experience of other races. People of color in America spend a lot of time apologetic to racists. Massa, we sick. I am sure he did not mean it that way, he has never said anything...

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  • April 20, 2022

“…wearing a mask while playing was no different from wearing a parachute while skydiving.” The above quote is purportedly from the late Jacques Plante, former goaltender for the Montreal Canadiens Hockey club when his bravery was questioned for wearing a mask. As absurd as it seems now, there was a...

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  • August 16, 2021

We now return you to the continuing Big Lie and the punchable face of the GQP. “By deposing @Liz_Cheney they’ve only given her a bigger platform.” And they were so cowardly as to remove her by a voice vote. Republicans in the US House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to remove...

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  • May 12, 2021

No voter fraud! Tomorrow (Wednesday), while the Cult of the Former Guy (a/k/a the Republican party) House members meet to excommunicate Liz Cheney from the leadership for the sin of heresy — as in, telling the truth that Former Guy lost fair and square, the Former Guy’s acting Attorney General,...

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  • May 11, 2021

A new book suggests now the necessity of reexamining the historical materialist project of Walter Benjamin recognizing those moments of historical contact as acts of recognizing the constructed historical object. “Historicism tends to be hermeneutic because it values cautious, rigorous, and contextualized interpretation of information; or relativist, because it rejects notions of universal, fundamental...

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  • April 24, 2021

Jen Psaki did not hesitate as she defended UN Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield for claiming the truth about America’s beginning Jen Psaki schools NewsMax reporter See full episodes here. Psaki defended UN Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, an African American woman. The NewsMax reporter asked if President Biden would fire her for claiming the...

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  • April 16, 2021

The stuck ship does tell us something about the fragility of global trade and the flow of capital.  Fungible Space Logistics, that concept popularized by United Parcel Service is also about the spatial problems of concrete versus abstract global networks. x Everyone is talking about the big ship getting stuck...

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  • March 28, 2021

Sadly, she might have been right.  It doesn’t matter how many police officers were injured or killed, how many were attacked with bear spray, fire extinguishers and flag staffs, or how many eyes were gouged, or how much feces were spread on the walls:  the rioters were white and privileged. But the cardinal...

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  • March 27, 2021

The Atlanta spree killings are unfortunately a story with structural similarity to events elsewhere. How do we know that Robert Long wasn’t on his way to Mar-a-Lago when the cops performed a PIT maneuver on him after he killed eight people. Darn hypotheticals of the culture wars. Mar-a-Lago as spa resort...

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  • March 19, 2021

Ted Cruz tried to slither around the coverage of his holiday in Cancun, including an interview on Hannity to offset a series of lies once social media caught him at the airport.  #TedFled because he’s really not all about the accountability or even patriotism considering his role in the insurrection. Cruz's...

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  • February 19, 2021

Matthew Dowd gets to the core of the reason many participated in the Capitol insurrection. Many fear raising this issue in detail. Matthew Dowd gets it See full episodes here. Matthew Dowd expanded on a question Chris Hayes asked about the state of the GOP appropriately. “I think one of the...

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  • February 10, 2021

Yep, he’s running scared: Republican strategists aligned with Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) on Monday launched an outside group aimed at hitting Democrat Stacey Abrams over her possible 2022 gubernatorial run. The independent group, dubbed “Stop Stacey,” says it will work to uncover what it called the former gubernatorial candidate's “shady voter groups that...

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  • February 1, 2021

Have you noticed when you ask a Republican about Trump’s transgressions, they answer in one of three ways, Democrat Party (sic), Pelosi, or The Squad; they cannot defend him. We currently have a member of Congress, [Marjorie Taylor Greene] who posed next to a photo of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib,...

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  • January 15, 2021

Read the room, knuckleheads! The Hill: A group of conservative lawmakers are plotting to oust House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (Wyo.) from her leadership role, citing issues with her announcement that she would vote to impeach President Trump for inciting last week's riot at the Capitol. GOP lawmakers behind the effort, which are...

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  • January 13, 2021

This post in the Anticapitalist Chat supports a group reading of Karl Marx’s Capital Vol 1. #GoodMorningMarx #WeeklyMarx Reproduction and accumulation Capital is “self-valorising value”. But for capital to continue to generate new value and create surplus-value, this surplus-value must itself by reinvested back into production – that is, surplus-value must be...

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  • January 4, 2021

Irvin Baxter is the pentecostal minister and televangelist that hosted The End of the Age. He was the founder of End Time Ministries. He died of Coronavirus As you can imagine, this guy isn’t wrapped real tight.  He was shamelessly bloodthirsty and had an unhinged hatred of LGBT people. Pink News has...

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  • November 11, 2020

If you are agruing or discussing the vote to a person who claims to be a Christian please ask them to explain this because they are going to have to explain it to God, if they support these things God hates. A Fool’s wrath is presently known:  Proverbs 12:16 Proverbs...

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  • October 31, 2020

Reminding myself that during nearly two decades of my life, racial segregation dominated some states, and that in 2020 we are still battling some of the same issues preventing people from voting. As if we didn’t need more reminders of systemic racism. People are going to need to be “carefully taught”,...

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  • October 28, 2020

One has to remember that an Amendment to the Constitution is  PART of the Constitution, and since it is LATER than the original text of the Constitution actually becomes more relevant. And so I remind you that the Bill of Rights was ratified by a Congress including a number of...

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  • October 13, 2020

Jason Miller, ready to dose your smoothie with Plan B, now with miraculous Trump recovery. Trump may have only had a panic attack, given all that disinformation. x Jason Miller, Trump's chief strategist just said the President is ready to lead on Covid because he's been through it. So for...

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  • October 5, 2020

A new generation of “forward to the past”, anti-modern conflict for which the GOP should pay in November. x “The likely shift in the court’s makeup — from Ginsburg, a liberal icon, to an outspoken conservative — would be the sharpest ideological swing since Clarence Thomas replaced Justice Thurgood Marshall...

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  • September 26, 2020

Trump's followers are operating under a different set of determinants. While most of America and the free world views truth as a factor in defining honesty, Trump sycophancy dictates that you dispose of that value. When credibly accused of rape by writer E. Jean Carroll, President Trump unbelievably used as...

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  • September 18, 2020

This is awesome: A campaign event for U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., in North Forsyth was interrupted by Black Lives Matter supporters on Thursday afternoon. About four individuals began chanting “Black lives matter” during Loeffler's remarks at the Sawnee Mountain Park community building during a campaign event attended by several...

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  • September 5, 2020

The White House version of the Sturgis Smash Mouth concert is ready for its hydroxychloroquine treatments as one big Hatch Act violation. And for the umpteenth time he lies about Veterans Choice, even as he was called on it directly in a presser several weeks ago. JASS, Just Another Stump Speech....

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  • August 28, 2020

Hurricane Laura is now a strong Cat 4, with winds up to 150 MPH (Cat 5 is 158 MPH, and it may get there). Storm surges are expected to push creeks and maybe rivers to reverse their flow. A meteorologist on MSNBC just predicted 15-foot flooding in Lake Charles, LA.,...

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  • August 27, 2020

Today when we hear the words ‘new normal’ it generally relates to living life with Covid-19. The Coronavirus has altered lives not only in the crowded cities and cozy suburbs of America but in the Brazilian favela and the bowels of the London Underground. A large amount of the over...

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  • July 22, 2020

Last September, as Hurricane Dorian was heading for Florida, Bunker Boy (as he has since come to be known) warned people in Florida, Georgia, and Alabama to brace themselves for the impact. @realDonaldTrump In addition to Florida – South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama, will most likely be hit...

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  • June 15, 2020

Fucking really?!? U.S. Sen. John Cornyn expressed resistance to the idea of changing the name of Fort Hood, a massive Texas military base named after a Confederate military leader, as calls mount nationwide to remove monuments and rename bases memorializing Confederate leaders. “There's no question that America was an imperfect union when...

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  • June 12, 2020

Jared Kushner, wonder boy, prince of darkness, the “jar” part of Jarvanka, is getting some really bad press right now. Not about his many failures and his total unfitness for any of his many portfolios, but because Bunker Boy may finally have had it with him. Vanity Fair just put...

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  • June 8, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Ed Markey’s (D. MA) re-election campaign: We must abolish qualified immunity. There is a crisis of police violence against Black and Brown Americans in the United States and qualified immunity allows police officers who abuse their power to avoid accountability. It puts them...

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  • June 7, 2020

I highlighted the story last about whether or not U.S. Senator Richard Burr’s (R. NC) COVID-19 insider trading scandal would hurt his colleague, U.S. Senator Thom Tillis’ (R. NC) re-election bid: Democrats wasted little time in going after the state’s junior senator. In a statement, N.C. Democratic spokesman Robert Howard...

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  • May 19, 2020

The Charlotte Observer has a good piece out asking political experts about whether or not U.S. Senator Richard Burr’s (R. NC) FBI probe will have any effect on U.S. Senator Thom Tillis’ (R. NC) re-election campaign. Republican operatives are doubtful but that’s not stopping Democrats from using Burr’s scandal to...

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  • May 15, 2020

Whatever you might think of David Frum, he does seem to have the number of the phenomenon called Trumpism especially as it is now trying to save itself before the retreat to the bunker. Like Trump’s tweets, diversion and distraction are the gonads in his bag of tricks. Diametric opposites and misdirection...

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  • March 21, 2020

Trump may be responsible for many more untimely deaths, because he wanted to be re-elected (because it’s the stupid, economy). x Today Trump admitted that yesterday’s Press Conference was to lift the Markets. He only cares about the Stock Market!!! You can hear and see how proud of himself he...

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  • March 14, 2020

Anthony Fauci is the premier public health expert on viruses and their spread. He has been the director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), a branch of NIH, since 1984. Dr. Fauci has advised six Presidents on HIV/AIDS and many other domestic and global health issues....

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  • February 28, 2020

As we all know, conservative conspiracy theories can be deadly. Just ask the basement gimp at Comet Ping Pong. But if conservatives succeed in spreading their latest conspiracy theory like, well, a virus, we could be in for a really awful time. You may have heard that Rush Limbaugh recently...

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  • February 27, 2020

Chest thumpers and embarrassing belligerents are how the followers of Bernie Sanders are being described.  The Michael Bloomberg crowd who I suppose are Bloomers, who find themselves in the unenviable position of defending a billionaire and racist policies, instead of his politics, face off in a debate tonight. Predictably, the candidates...

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  • February 19, 2020

IMPOTUS (and he will be IMPOTUS forever) somehow managed to contain himself during the trial, but as soon as the votes were in, he let loose, firing LTC Vindman and Vindman’s brother (the last being akin to the Nazi practice of Sippenhaft — arrest or apprehension of kin), and Amb....

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  • February 9, 2020

I believe we should push very hard for the testimony of John Bolton. But can we as Democrats be honest with ourselves about one very likely and important thing?  John Bolton is not going to testify that President Trump committed an impeachable act.  In fact, he is going to testify...

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  • January 27, 2020

First of all, no one is stopping kids from praying on the football field (see first tweet below). Secondly, liberals don’t want to “prohibit religious expression.” I support every American’s right to believe any stupid thing they want to, whether it’s that Xenu the Evil Galactic Overlord transported billions of people to...

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  • January 16, 2020

I went to Catholic school and often ate Lucky Charms on Saturdays. Not every Saturday. You know, when I’d get a wild hair. I wasn’t gay or anything. I just liked Lucky Charms. Something about the festive assortment of colors and the convivial cardboard texture. Not that there’s anything wrong...

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  • January 15, 2020

Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin is one of those Never Trumpers you hear so much about. Donald Trump, of course, thinks Never Trumpers are part of some evil, America-hating cabal, and for that reason alone he believes they have zero credibility.  Personally, I think we should stop referring to them Never Trumpers...

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  • January 12, 2020

Archives By Dr. Bill Honigman​, Progressive Democrats of America – National Outreach Lead I’m a recently retired Emergency Room physician, and after 37-plus years in the business I should know that #SinglePayer expanded and improved #MedicareForAll will save money and save lives.  And as an engaged citizen and a lifelong grassroots political...

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  • December 30, 2019

Prostate Cancer struck me where I’m blind Festered deep up my behind Four good doctors couldn’t tell Cancer was dragging me down to hell. For years it grew on my prostate gland and ate away what makes me a man By feasting on my testosterone ‘Till I couldn’t pee, or make...

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  • October 17, 2019

photo: PDAers Demand Medicare For All In solidarity, Dr. Bill Honigman for Alan, Mike H., Dan, Janis, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, and Mike F., —your PDA national team. Tell Congress: We Need Medicare For All!   On this #MedicareForAll (#MFA) Monday, Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) wants you to know the...

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  • September 30, 2019

Growing up as a black kid in America, the running blaxploitation film theme was getting “the man” before he got you. Donald Trump is un-circling the wagons for the white man’s last stand.  That last statement is not a blanket thrown over every white man or woman in America, and...

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  • September 27, 2019

PDAers Demand Medicare For All In solidarity,  Dr. Bill Honigman for Alan, Mike H., Dan, Janis, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Mike F., and Shayna—your PDA national team. Tell Congress: We Need Medicare For All!   On this #MedicareForAll (#MFA) Monday during the #ClimateEmergency week of action, we at Progressive Democrats of...

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  • September 23, 2019

Not counting his die hard dead-enders, everyone can see that Donald Trump is in big reelection trouble. The one thing keeping Trump afloat—the economy he inherited from President Obama—has been sabotaged with Trump’s own reckless trade wars and his trillion dollar deficits. Meanwhile, Trump’s obvious mental deterioration has just made his erratic behavior...

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  • August 24, 2019

So you’d think after stirring up a hornet’s nest of anti-immigrant hate and resentment that likely led to a brutal massacre in the city you’re visiting, you might hold off on insulting the town’s mayor. Oh, but not if you’re Donald Trump … which you aren’t. And don’t you thank God...

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  • August 15, 2019

The Truth Is Out There   The X-Files Did anybody here ever see that 1997 movie “Conspiracy Theory?” In short, it’s about a cab driver (Mel Gibson), who believes that basically everything that happens in the world is a part of a vast conspiracy, most specifically about him. And then it...

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  • August 11, 2019